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OK, thanks for the various responses. I'm aware of the trust departments at banks, but my interaction with them (usually when I've just deposited a large rollover check or something) is that they're pretty clueless, at least as far as investments go. The (first and last) meeting I had with my current bank ended with "and we recommend these mutual funds" which were all high fee, mediocre performance funds.

Frankly, I don't "trust" a single person - a lawyer, a CPA or whatever. My former CPA was indicted for embezzlement (not from me); imagine my surprise when I saw his mug shot in the local paper! And just down the street was a well regarded "retirement investment" firm, which, as it turns out, funded the retirement of the founder but not the depositors, who now find themselves broke.

But yes, I will investigate Vanguard and maybe a couple of other reputable outfits. I've been putting it off, but having seen what my sister had to go through during my father's final years, I guess it's time to get off my butt and do some work on it.
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